Lantern Ghost Grotto

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Level
Lantern Ghost Grotto
Lantern Ghost Grotto.png
Level code 2-5
Game Yoshi's New Island
Music track STAGE_CHILDISH
2 channel variant

4 channel variant

STAGE_CRYSTAL
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Lantern Ghost Grotto is the fifth level of World 2 found in Yoshi's New Island. This level's playable Yoshi is the purple Yoshi, and introduces Lantern Ghosts and Fangs. It also heavily features the purple Yoshi ground-pounding through breakable blocks to access the cave portion, as well as dodging various spinners in the cave portion.

Layout

Purple Yoshi starts the level in a grassy area with some breakable blocks nearby that he needs to ground pound through, which takes it through a downward tunnel area that has some Lantern Ghosts wandering around. On the way down, there are two paths to choose, one which has Lantern Ghosts while another has coins and Red Coins hidden among them. A left passage with coins contains a hidden Winged Cloud that spawns stars. Purple Yoshi then encounters a locked door, in which it must ground pound breakable blocks to cause it to fall to a nearby door. The key to the door is contained in a crate to the left; Purple Yoshi can access the crate by breaking the breakable blocks above it and then ground pounding the crate. To the right is a solid Rock Block that contains a Lantern Ghost and a Winged Cloud that provides Purple Yoshi with stars when hit.

After entering the door and propelling up with a Spring Ball with some Donut Blocks while avoiding Spinners operated by Boo Guys, Purple Yoshi encounters a Checkpoint Ring. Shortly afterward, there is a hidden Winged Cloud that reveals a locked door, in which Purple Yoshi needs to navigate through the level to obtain a key. After going up Spring Balls, there is an Egg Plant that spawns eggs for Purple Yoshi. To the right is a Spinner with a Winged Cloud that reveals the level's third Smiley Flower and some coins. Near that Smiley Flower is Donut Blocks that can take Purple Yoshi down to a Warp Pipe that leads to a bonus room containing crates and coins. To the far right are Fangs and a Winged Cloud that reveals a key upon activation. To the left of the Egg Plant is a passage that leads to the area's locked door and a hidden Winged Cloud that reveals a Smiley Flower upon getting hit.

The locked door takes Purple Yoshi outside, where it needs to navigate Spring Balls up and down, following trails of coins, ending with the Goal Ring.

Smiley Flowers

Enemies

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼったり くだったり
Nobottari Kudattari
Going Up and Going Down

French (NOA) Grotte Fantôlampe
 
French (NOE) Cave Fantô-lampe
 
German Jack Lanternas Grotte
 
Italian Grotta dei Lanterasmi
Cave of the Lantern Ghosts
Korean 오르락내리락
Oreuraknaerirak
Going Up and Down

Russian Грот призраков-фонарщиков
Grot prizrakov-fonarshchikov
Lantern Ghost Grotto

Spanish (NOA) La gruta de los luztasmas
Lantern Ghosts' Grotto
Spanish (NOE) La gruta de los Luztasmas
Lantern Ghosts' Grotto